Player Watch #22: Irving Mosquito - Ruptured ACL confirmed, 12 months on the sidelines - 7/9

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: Round 16, 2020 (injured)
Injury Status: Ruptured ACL confirmed - 7/9
Serious-looking knee injury against Geelong - 6/9
 
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naraku

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I really like Irving. We surely have to keep playing him, even if he takes some long spells on the bench, it's beneficial for him to be right there I think.
 

jmoo wan

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DapperJong

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as if you can’t love the guy any more:

How much fun is this!’: The mid-game comment from Irving Mosquito that epitomised Essendon’s comeback

Yep it’s stuff like this that puts so much more value on him than stats would ever suggest. And jeez it’s awesome just to see him play.
 

Yoda_

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Christ I love everything about him. Going off his Instagram he and AMT either have the world’s cutest bromance happening or it’s just complete hero worship and he’s following Walla around like a puppy dog
Bigger than Tippa and Hartley?

That was something straight outta home and away early days
 

Yoda_

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Just one of those guys who you love around the club.
we've seen him a few times at VFL level and you must admit how surpising it's been to see how comfortable he looks?

Not suggesting he is a willing contributor but he looks like he already belongs. Has that swagger about him
 

eth-dog

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we've seen him a few times at VFL level and you must admit how surpising it's been to see how comfortable he looks?

Not suggesting he is a willing contributor but he looks like he already belongs. Has that swagger about him
Like he might be one of those guys that naturally does better at a better standard for whatever reason, because honestly last year I thought he was the furthest away of the three draftees.
 

andleanback

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Like he might be one of those guys that naturally does better at a better standard for whatever reason, because honestly last year I thought he was the furthest away of the three draftees.
Some players just go up a level, whether they’re ready or not. That’s why don’t mind the sink or swim approach sometimes, for players with raw talent.
 

Vander18

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There is definitely something to work with here.

Doesn’t do heaps but what he does is clean. Can read the drop and hit it at pace. He’s not lightening but he’s quick enough. Can mark over head and seems like he can finish.

Needs to get fitter, that’s easy enough if he’s prepared to do the work. Has a decent frame that will fill-out, he can carry some extra size without losing speed.

He seems much more equipped to play small forward than Cahill.
 

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